The Science Behind Adding Tea to Your Daily Routine
Tea is a big deal. It is one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the world, and the industry is on the rise. We all know tea provides a more sustained boost energy than coffee, and has a lot of associated health benefits, but did you know its effect on mood and cognition?
Tea has certain active ingredients that sooth and relax us the same time that other ingredients are stimulating and energizing us. It is the only substance in all of nature that can simultaneously excite and calm the human nervous system. Researchers have found drinking at least 100 millilitres (about half a cup) of green tea a day lowers stress hormone cortisol, and the risk of developing depression and dementia. For example, One study of people aged over 55 in Singapore, found that those who drank as little as one cup of tea per week performed better at memory and information-processing tasks than did non-tea-drinkers.
Brain boosting Ingredients
The key compounds that attribute to tea’s beneficial properties are L-theanine and catechin.
L-theanine is an amino acid that is found in tea leaves. It promotes relaxation and facilitates sleep by lowering anxiety and enhance relaxation. Research shows L-theanine can increase attention span and reaction time. In a previous study, researcher found that combination of caffeine and L-theanine improves focus and attention even more, as shown by the MEG analysis, “It improved the signal-to-noise ration—not by increasing the signal, but by decreasing noise.”
Tea Catechins—potent antioxidants account for up to 42% of the dry weight of brewed green tea. It increases the penetration and absorption of healthy functional foods and bio cosmetics into the body and the skin, thus improving their utility. Studies have also shown EGCG can pass through the blood to act directly on the brain, and that it might improve the health of blood vessels and boost the supply of nitric oxide that together could benefit cognitive function.
Benefits of RIZO Craft Blend
At RIZO, all of our flavours are made with premium organic loose leaf tea, pairing with organic fruit juice. We have also adopted cold steeping method for a smooth, less bitter, cleaner tasting tea. Cold brew tea also contains less caffeine than traditional hot brew. To extract the flavours, all our leaf teas and herbal teas are steeped for over 12 hours. We are committed to source organic, Kosher certified and Fair-trade teas.
With its relaxing and invigorating qualities, tea makes the perfect beverage to add to your daily routines and, even better, adding a bottle of protein-packed beauty tea to your daily routines. Days can get stressful, luckily there is a simple solution, and it only requires you to savor every sip.